Travel Health Clinic FAQs
What are the hours of operaton for the Travel Health Clinic?
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Travel Health Clinic is open at 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Tuesday & Thursday (By appointment) Read More
What is the Travel Health Clinic contact number?
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The Travel Health Clinic contact number is (441) 278-6460 Read More
Should residents be concerned?
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Residents should follow the recommended precautions.It should be noted that the current outbreak in Africa is so severe for a number of key reasons, including a lack of resources, inadequate infection-control measures, and mistrust of health workers ... Read More
What should I do if I become ill after travelling to a country where there are cases of Ebola Virus?
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· Sick travelers should delay travel until cleared to travel by a doctor or public health authority.· Seek medical care immediately if you develop fever, ... Read More
How is Ebola diagnosed?
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Diagnosing Ebola in an individual who has been infected for only a few days is difficult, because the early symptoms are not specific to Ebolavirus infection and are seen often in patients with more commonly occurring diseases. However, if a person h... Read More
Are local authorities monitoring the Ebola outbreak?
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The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit in the Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment regularly monitors communicable diseases and syndromes that may impact on our community.This is done:• locally through reports fro... Read More
What can travelers do to prevent polio?
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· Get the polio vaccine: Ask your doctor or nurse to find out if you are up-to-date with your routine immunizations including polio vaccination and whether you need a booster dose before traveling. Make... Read More
Is Travel Health Clinic premises wheelchair accessible?
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Yes, Travel Health Clinic is wheelchair accessible. Read More
Which immunizations are needed for a particular country of travel?
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A travel consultation is required to be able to determine what shots are needed. Read More
Do I need to make an appointment for the Travel Clinic?
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Yes, you do need an appointment. To make an appointment, you would need to call the Receptionist at the front desk at 278-6460. Persons travelling should make their appointment at least 6 weeks before their departure date. Read More
Do I need to make an appointment for the Travel Health Clinic?
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Yes, you do need to make an appointment for Travel Health. To make an appointment please call the reception desk on 278-6460. Bring a record of all travel vaccines and International Certificate of Vaccination if you have attended in the past. Bring a... Read More
Who are the staff that work in the Travel Health Clinic?
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The Medical Officer and 2 Community Health Nurses work during the opening hours of the Travel Health Clinic. Read More
How is Ebola spread?
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Ebola is introduced into the human population through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals. Ebola then spreads in the community through human-to-human transmission, with infection resulting... Read More
Who is most at risk of polio?
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Children under five years of age are most at risk for polio. Travelers going to places where polio is reported may be at risk for polio. Read More
What is Ebola?
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Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a severe, often fatal disease in humans.When infection occurs, symptoms usually begin abruptly. Read More
Who should get polio vaccine and when?
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IPV is routinely given to infants beginning at 2 months of age as a combination vaccine. Children get 5 doses at these ages: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and boosters at 18 months and 5 years. Parents / guardians are encouraged to follow the B... Read More
What is the incubation period of Ebola?
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Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola virus, though 8-10 days is most common. Read More
Should I be concerned if there is a case of VDPV in Bermuda?
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VDPVs can cause outbreaks in countries where vaccine coverage with OPV is low. Because OPV has not been used in Bermuda since the early 2000s and vaccine coverage with IPV is high, it is unlikely that any vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV) would becom... Read More
Are there any vaccines to prevent the Ebola virus?
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Presently there are no FDA approved vaccines to prevent Ebola Virus. Several vaccines are being tested, but none are available for clinical use. Read More
What type of treatment and care should be given?
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Standard treatment for Ebola is still limited to supportive therapy and to help relieve symptoms.This consists of: • balancing the patient’s fluids and electrolytes • maintaining their... Read More
How is Ebola transmission prevented?
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It is not always possible to identify patients with Ebola early because initial symptoms may be non-specific. For this reason, health-care workers apply standard precautions consistently with all patients – regardless of their diagnosis.When cases of... Read More
Am I at risk for exposure to Ebola Virus?
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Currently, all cases of acquired illness or death have occurred in the African countries of:Guinea Read More
What should travelers do to prevent acquiring Ebola?
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Avoid nonessential travel to locations where an outbreak of Ebola is occurring. If you must travel, please make sure to do the following: • Practice careful hygiene. Avoid contact with blood and body fluids.• ... Read More
Do the Travel Health Clinic accept online payment?
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No, the Travel Health Clinic does not accept online payment. Read More
What is the prognosis of someone diagnosed with Ebola?
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Some persons infected with Ebola are able to recover, while others do not. The reasons behind this are not yet fully understood. However, it is known that patients who die usually have not developed a significant immune response to the viru... Read More
What are the signs and symptoms of Ebola?
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EVD is a severe acute viral illness often characterized by the sudden onset of the following:• Fever • Intense weakness • Muscle pain • &... Read More
What method of payment does the Travel Health Clinic accept?
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Travel Health Clinic accepts cash, credit cards/bank cards or checks. Read More